*cramp* Oh the pain!

So. Today is November 1. Yep. First of November.

What does that mean?

The start of National Novel Writing Month.

Yeppers. Fifty THOUSAND words. Thirty days.

I’ve done it twice now, in 2004 and in 2006. Made it across the finish line both times.

So. I’m trying it again this year.


Don’t have the focus. Don’t have that pinpoint freak out, holy-crap-nothing-will-stand-in-my-way-to-get-this-done kind of laser beam lock on. The two years I succeeded, I was sharp, on top of it, wrote plenty of words on day one to launch me into it.

It’s almost noon. Nary a word. Hoo boy. This might be a tough year.

No shame in not making it, really. But my Type A overachiever is YELLING at me inside my brain.


Like I needed to add stress to this wacked out life!

So, pull for me. Send me the gods of the written word. Despite the crampy writer’s block I’m suffering, I’m jumping in!

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  • Yehudi01

    Best of luck to you! I don’t know how you do it. I am working on my first novel, and I’m stuck at the 14,483 word count. Just don’t know where to go. Should I introduce a new character? Should I elaborate on an existing one? Maybe I should cause one of them to get run over by a bus…gosh…what to do?
    The fact that you can put a novel together in 30 days really makes me feel like a moron! :) You can do it, though! I’m pulling for you,a nd I’m sending blessings, (berachot in Hebrew), form the G-d of the written word.

  • -s

    Wow, good luck to you!!
    Novel writing month eh?
    Geez, I can’t even write more than five blog posts in a month. I can’t imagine that type of dedicate.

    You Go Girl.

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